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Fit for and during pregnancy: A key role for local government

Whether it is supporting stopping smoking, encouraging healthy eating, protecting good mental health, or delivering universal or targeted health visiting services or simply working closely with the NHS - councils have a significant role to play.

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Self care: councils helping people look after themselves

Self care is about giving people choice and control by helping them to decide how best to protect, maintain or improve their health and wellbeing.

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Care and Health Improvement Programme: Integration support offer for health and care system leaders

Our support spans every step of the journey towards developing a fully integrated health and care system.

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Shifting the centre of gravity: making place-based, person-centred health and care a reality

The examples in this report show what can be achieved by system leaders and staff from local government, the NHS, the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector, and service user and carer groups working together to improve health and deliver person-centred care.

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Briefing on working with risk for Safeguarding Adults Boards

This briefing paper is based on work at two LGA/ Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) workshops in April/May 2018 on working with risk in the context of Making Safeguarding Personal.

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Sector-led improvement in public health: progress and potential

The case studies in this publication show the innovations that can be achieved by local areas collaborating within regions on health issues that can best be tackled at scale.

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Supporting innovation and transformation

Our innovation and transformation offer outlines the programmes and improvement support we are offering to councils in 2018/19.

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Adult social care funding and integration survey research report July 2018

The adult social care funding and integration survey was conducted by the Local Government Association’s (LGA) Research and Information Team

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Helping to support and transform the lives of people affected by drug and alcohol problems

Drinking and drug problems remain, sadly, all too common. While alcohol consumption is falling, too many adults still regularly consume more than they should.

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Ordinary residence guide: determining local authority responsibilities under the Care Act and the Mental Health Act

This guide is applicable to all adults whose care is commissioned in an area that is different from where they hold ordinary residence, including those whose services are governed by the Mental Health Act.